Celebration of Samhain

I'm sure you're all aware today is Halloween, but many of its common practices stem from the pagan celebration of Samhain. It's a Celtic harvest festival, marking the start of the dark half of the year. If you want to mark the occasion in a special way, then you're in luck! The Beltane Fire Society in Edinburgh are putting on a dazzling display of drumming and dancing right on the Royal Mile, tonight between 9 and 11 PM.

More information and pictures on https://beltane.org/about-samhuinn

Trafalgar Day

If you were in Edinburgh yesterday, you may have noticed something strange about the Nelson monument: it was decked out in flags. That's because of Trafalgar Day, commemorating Nelson's victory in 1805. These flags read "England expects that every man will do his duty", which is the signal Nelson se...

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Hooray, it's August!

Tomorrow, the festival begins as hundreds of thousands of people flock to the city. It offers an amazing atmosphere, but also creates huge crowds on the Royal Mile. In order to ensure the quality of your experience, there will be no afternoon tours during August.

Do you want to book a morning tour...

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